Restart Grant Scheme launched
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has launched a new government grant scheme to support local businesses to reopen safely as COVID restrictions are lifted. Following further business support measures announced by the government and guidance on how to distribute this funding, businesses are now able to apply for Restart Grants from the council.
The Restart Grant, which will run until 30 June 2021 in two strands, will support non-essential retail businesses with one-off grants of up to £6,000 and hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000. All eligible businesses will receive funding based on the rateable value of their premises. When applying, businesses must be able to demonstrate that they were trading on 1 April 2021.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, over £38 million of grant funding has been allocated to businesses across the borough. For more information on the eligibility criteria and to apply, please visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/local-restrictions-support-grant.